Mathematics and Science for Teaching
- Challenge yourself with interesting and difficult problems
- Develop your intellectual and creative capacities
- Prepare to make a difference by teaching high-need subject areas
- Faculty committed to modeling excellent teaching
- Engaging, interactive curriculum that encourages curiosity and collaboration
- Majors designed for future elementary school math and science teachers and human service professionals
Wheelock offers three* innovative Mathematics and Science majors specifically designed to give you the specialized skills needed to effectively teach mathematics and/or science subjects to elementary school students.
All of our Mathematics and Science majors feature an inquiry-based approach that will improve your capacity to solve problems, to justify your reasoning, and to com-municate that reasoning to others. You will have opportunities for field trips, internships, leadership, research, and community service that enhance the classroom experience.
You may choose from several focus areas.
- B.A in Mathematics for Teaching helps prospective teachers develop a profound understanding of fundamental mathematics ideas vital to teaching elementary school mathematics.
- B.A. in Science for Teaching helps prospective teachers develop deep knowledge of key concepts of life and physical sciences and scientific inquiry needed to teach elementary school science.
- B.A in Mathematics/Science for Teaching gives prospective teachers an interdisciplinary program balanced between mathematics and science concepts vital to teaching elementary school math and/or science.
Overview of Programs
For prospective teachers: The Mathematics for Teaching, Science for Teaching, and Mathematics/Science for Teaching majors are designed to be taken in conjunction with an Elementary Education, Special Education, or Early Childhood Education major.
* The B.A. in Environmental Studies is a fourth option for those wishing to pursue a professional degree in teaching; it can also be a standalone major.
- Algebra and Number Theory
- Animal Behavior
- History of Mathematics
- Human Physiology
- Natural Disasters
- Physics of Sports
- Probability and Statistics
Skills You'll Learn
- Confident and creative problem solving
- Constructing sound mathematical and scientific arguments
- Applying math and science to everyday life
- Integrating cutting-edge technologies
- Speaking and writing about math and science
- Elementary teacher
- Early childhood educator
- Teacher leader
This major prepares you to study mathematics education or science education at the graduate level.